Tag Archive: MMR jab

  1. Men in the dock

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    I hope you like my seemless link from politics to medicine………!

    I find it slightly ironic that two very different men are in the “dock” this week being questioned, one on Iraq and one on the MMR vaccine.

    Dr Andrew Wakefield, is the doctor who sparked the MMR controversy. He faces being struck off for showing a ‘callous disregard’ for the suffering of children. He is the man who first linked the triple jab to autism and bowel problems. According to the GMC – he acted ‘dishonestly and irresponsibly’ when publicising his research.

    Is it not then even more ironic that Tony Blair would not confirm whether his son Leo had the triple MMR in 2001? I’m not against vaccination at all but putting three vaccines into a growing immune system is not the best idea in my book. Why not just give it in divided doses – or what I’d like to call ‘choice” for parents.

    Didn’t our late Prime Minister act “dishonestly and irresponsibly” with a research dossier?

    Sadly I suspect one of these men will get off very lightly and one will heavily pay the price.

  2. MMR jab – choice or emotional blackmail for families?

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    I’m sitting here thinking – do I want to get involved in this debate on my blog – but actually I think I do as I feel so strongly about it.

    No matter what my own personal beliefs are about triple vaccinations the government advisors seem to have got it badly wrong again. You cannot emotionally blackmail parents to force vaccinations on their children, or not allow them to be educated. This is the most ludicrous piece of rubbish I’ve heard this week (obviously there has been more than enough ludicrous nonsense in the past few weeks but that’s another matter!).

    I was told by a mother recently when she asked her GP if she could give her child the MMR in three divided doses, rather than the one dose – that this was akin to child abuse! Isn’t that a little harsh? Parents have the best interests of their children at heart and need to make informed choices by themselves as to how they vaccinate their children. Most of my girlfriends have vaccinated their children, however they have done it privately at great expense and divided the doses of the jab so the child doesn’t get it all at once – this seems a fairly reasonable mid way ground to me.

    I welcome your comments!!